Sunday, February 28, 2021

Timeless Magical Moments

What makes you bring back timeless magical moments in your life? Those times when you're ecstatic and almost living in a fantasy...

There are times in our lives when we're chasing time, and that creates excitement; an exhilarating experience of a momentous journey.

If only we could bring back time, it would have been the moment when we got to believe in magic. It happens, and it puts us on a cloud nine.

Time is just an illusion. When we're in a hurry, time seems so fast and when we're waiting, time seems so slow. But what's certain is that we can always choose to bring back time on a specific period in our lives.; those times when we celebrate our journey to love... whenever we feel loving and giving.

There are also moments when we feel some kind of regrets whenever we bring back time. Those moments when we didn't listen to our intuition and became out of direction.

When I'm on a state of joy, it bring smile and lightness from within. The magic suddenly happens and the pain simply disappears --truly magic heals.

And so what makes us glow is our timeless and meaningful experiences. We keep on rewinding... we keep on reminiscing. 

From this moment, I won't be chasing time because the magical moment already happened and it can make things happen.

Time can tell whenever we look back or see the future ahead. Just live at the present moment... enjoy and let time do its magic.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Moving Forward and Going Further


When was the last time you think of giving up? Your goals, ambitions! Your dreams and desires!

When we're no longer fueled by our passion and motivation, it's easy to quit. But what happens when we're no longer serving our purpose just by giving up? 

One thing I've learned in a corporate world is to keep on burning... Our desires... Our hopes... Our future...

Working at Ford made me realize the importance of going further; in life and just everything.

Going further means many thing to people. For me, it's about achieving our greatest potential and doing our best to be the top of the line; to be at the peak of performance; always full tank and energized.


Ford Global city and Ford Manila gave me the opportunity to learn and to be driven to go further. There may be some crossroads, but I always remember to move forward and keep the passion alive.

This time, just keep on moving no matter what happens. The road to the peak may be rough at times, but we're not giving up because we believe that we can always choose to go further and live a better life forever.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Year of the Ox and the Valentine

It's a different celebration of Chinese New year for this year. In Manila Chinatown where I used to visit for new year is not much vibrant and festive due to the threat of pandemic.

I remember how the district of Binondo in Manila was full of energy with the massive crowd celebrating the Chinese new year. 

It was colorful... it was fun!

And so this year, is my year! I was born on the year of the Wood Ox in mid 80s and this year happen to be the celebration of the year of Chinese animal sign; the Ox.

Ever since my younger years, I used to be fascinated with Chinese zodiac and astrology which we follow even up to this day.

With the Ox sign, I believe that it exhibit some characteristics like dependability and productivity. It may be always be hard in the beginning, but eventually things will be easy.

Ox born individual may have higher expectations and has a good leadership potential. The strong and hardworking built of the Ox will make all obstacles and challenges be overcomes.

The most meaningful message for this year is to stay calm and patient, that eventually the wheel of fortune will turn to one's favor. That's what I need to work on. I've been patiently waiting after a deep slumber and may this year be a new beginning.

A new hope, career, passion and energy!

And so, just two days after the Chinese new year is the celebration of Valentine's day. It's about evoking emotions of love and care... of remembering and reminiscing.

February is the month of love, and so we have chosen this special month for our lifelong undertaking. This may be the most beautiful moment of meaningful and soulful expression of love.

And so, today is the heart's day. The time when we send special wishes to our love ones. Despite the distance, love would always be there, not just for today, but in everyday.

New year is about new beginning. We express our love and we nourish it. And so, just like a flower, it will bloom and become beautiful; giving smiles and making one cheerful.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

Sunday, February 7, 2021

A Historical Gem in Downtown Manila


The favorite place for bargain hunters in the metro and probably from all over the Philippines is the busy district of Binondo and Tondo in downtown Manila.

It's often describe as chaotic and disorganized shopping destination causing traffic congestion and petty crimes. People would dare to follow the crowd just to cross the street full of carts and products laid over the street.

It's too crowded, and sometimes not passable to vehicles and to pedestrians. Even shoppers would get stucked during rush hours and during weekend due to the massive crowd.

For several years that was the scene until a change in leadership took place in 2019 with the new Manila Mayor, Isko Moreno. Since then, I've witnessed how this old shopping district has transformed to become much organized and clean as compared to previous administration.

The downtown Manila in the district of Binondo and Tondo has been the center of trade and commerce back in pre-colonial times. It has thrived even during the Spanish era and post World war 2, as it was rebuilt and bounced back stronger and wealthier, being the home of the Chinese-Filipino businessmen and their families.

Despite the hustle and bustle of the district, there's a hidden gem of historical significance that may have been taken for granted or ignored by the people.

But this structure has caught my attention since I love historical buildings and has a deep appreciation for the government's efforts for its restoration.

This building is the old Tutuban Railway Station built in the 19th century during the Spanish era. This was the country's first roadrail network in mainland Luzon; the line from Manila to Dagupan. 

The old structure is fully restored back to its original image through the acquisition and restoration efforts by the Ayala company in 2016.

The 20-hectare Tutuban property is even made beautiful and more pleasant giving a better shopping experience to visitors with the Tutuban Shopping Center adjacent to the old Tutuban Main Station. 


There's also a monument and park built in memory of the great Philippine hero, Andres Bonifacio who's born in Tondo. Not many people may have noticed, but this little park and monument has a great significance and a reminder of our glorious past.

The next time you visit downtown Manila for a great bargain hunt, take a closer look and pay attention to this charming building that's restored to meet the new age and the new generation of mighty Filipinos. 

©️ 2021 Del Cusay